Sometimes you feel like a nut: Almond Chicken (with jasmine rice)

I love Asian food.  I could eat at Chinese restaurants almost every single day if I had the money and someone who wanted to eat at them with me that often.  As seen on Geek Girl, I’ve tried to make many Asian-style dishes at home, and I’ve succeeded in not only making my tummy happy…

Nobody puts Baby in the corner — Homemade Salsa

Goodness, dear followers, how did time get away from me this much?  I have a review post to make from September, but first, I’m going to do this post for the Roommate because she’s been bragging on my salsa to her friends online.  It’s for homemade salsa, so it’ll be a pretty quick and short…

Mouth too full to think of a clever title: Spicy Black Bean Chicken

Several months ago — and I’m talking probably somewhere at the tail-end of 2011 — my roommate decided that since she’d never eaten anything with Serrano peppers and I had never cooked with them, that we needed to buy some and I needed to work some kitchen-fu with them.  So I went into the trusty AllRecipes.com and typed in…

Easy and fun: Tacos ala the Geek Girl

Everyone loves Mexican food, right?  Well, I know that I do.   I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was fed Taco Bell’s beans and cheese, sans the sauce and onions, before I even had teeth.  So I don’t know what my life would be like if I had to give up Mexican…

X-Tastic Smoothie: The Pixie

Today was a say anything smoothie day.  (Yes, I know that Miss Vita Boheme talks about a say anything ‘hat’ day, but I didn’t want to wear a hat; I wanted to drink a smoothie, so there.)  And today, I felt like making my favorite smoothie combination: strawberry and pineapple. As per the last smoothie,…

Cool blast of summery sweet: The Blink Smoothie

But first, let me advertise a bit.  See, for a long time, I thought a lot of the new-fangled gadgets were a bit silly.  The Keurig/Mr. Coffee single cup coffee makers, small bowls and such for setting aside chopped veggies and spices (doesn’t that just make more dishes to have to wash?), cherry pitters, bagel…